Dry — dull, rough, itchy and flaky — skin is one of winter's most common "gifts." But why accept it?
Exchange the skin you're in for a smoother, softer and younger-looking appearance, with any (or all!) of these ultra-effective body care essentials:
Origins Modern Friction for the Body
Apply this creamy, body-rejuvenating buffing paste liberally on dry skin, and watch as visible signs of sun exposure, ashiness, crepey skin and uneven patches are rapidly diminished. $34, Origins.com.
Jo Malone Vitamin E Gel
Used on its own — or as a "booster" with your favorite body care products — this luxurious gel works instantly to revive dry, dehydrated or weathered skin, from head to toe. Vitamin E, rich in curative anti-oxidants, helps fortify the skin against the damaging effects of sun, wind and pollution. $90, JoMalone.com.
Fresh Brown Sugar Body Cream
Share Kate Hudson's love of Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish? Pair it with this new, ultra-rich moisturizer of the same name, to further nourish and restore your skin's natural radiance. $35, Fresh.com.
Tammy Fender Bulgarian Lavender Body Oil
The beautifying, rejuvenating, calming and soothing properties of Bulgarian lavender are blended with a synergy of nature’s finest nutrient oils to penetrate deep into the skin; nourishing, protecting and increasing the flow of oxygen to the cells. $65, TammyFender.com.
C.O. Bigelow Chapped Hands Remedy
With devotees like Liv Tyler and Ashley Olsen — and renowned formulas that date back to 1841 — C.O. Bigelow continues to be the nation's go-to apothecary for seasonal remedies. My must-have? This concentrated, non-greasy hand cream, which packs a potent dose of glycerin to rapidly heal and hydrate ultra-dry skin. $14, BathandBodyWorks.com.
Boots Botanics Overnight Foot Rescue Cream
A beauty secret of stars like Sarah Jessica Parker and Ali Larter, Boots' Botanics products are as effective as they are budget-friendly. Case in point: this rich, luxurious foot treatment, which works overnight to hydrate, smooth and soften even the toughest of soles. $5.99, Drugstore.com.